Getting Lit S2EP02: The Surrender of Miss Fairbourne

By Madeline Hunter.


“My husband: long time listener, first time stenciler.”

“The angstier the hero, the more he’s an asshole.”

“You have to ask yourself: what level of asshole am I comfortable with?”

“Walking, talking bags of money…and abs.”

Ilana’s Drink: 20% Commission

Art features prominently in the book so I wanted to do a bit of art myself with cocktail bitters and egg whites! The top is meant to look kinda like a painting.

  • 3 parts grapefuit juice
  • 3 parts dry gin
  • 3 parts lemon juice
  • 2 part Simple Syrup
  • egg
  • bitters
  • ice
  • 1/2 cup selzer.
  • You’ll be a cocktail shaker, some sort of filter, and a spray bottle.[ingredients]


Instructions: This one is tricky. First you mix all the ingredients EXCEPT the ice and bitters together in a shaker. Hold onto the top good, it likes to be trouble. Then add the ice and give it a couple shakes. Drain into the glass using a filter. Then with some sort of squeeze bottle, spritz the bitters in.

Wendy’s Rant:

Assholes: Can you read a book with them, can you read a book without them?

Sneak preview of our rant:



Books we mentioned:

Noble Intentions by Katie MacAlister

That They May Face the Rising Sun by John McGavern

Fluff authors mentioned:

  • Lynsay Sands
  • Mary Balogh
  • Lisa Kleypas
  • Julie Garwood

Angsty crazysauce author: Kerrigan Byrne

Next Month’s Book:

First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones

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